VOLUME is a collective of creative individuals dedicated to presenting time-based work by emerging and established artists engaged in sound based practices, including performance, experimental music, field recording, voice, radio, movement, and technology. Through performances, concerts, exhibitions, screenings, and workshops, VOLUME aims at fostering a critical understanding of politics and aesthetics in relation to sound and sound based practices. As a curating body, VOLUME intends to cultivate social and public activities, contributing to the contemporary sonic arts scene of Los Angeles.
VOLUME was founded in 2007 by Ed Patuto and Robert Crouch as a nomadic curatorial partnership spanning Los Angeles and San Francisco. Starting in 2013, VOLUME expanded into a collective comprised of artists, researchers, curators, and writers focusing on sonic research and sound practices.